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OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for General

OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for General Industry and Maritime Workers who are exposed to respirable crystalline silica dust are at increased risk of developing serious silica-related diseases. OSHA’s standard requires employers to take steps to protect workers from exposure to respirable crystalline silica.

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Safety and Health Topics Respirable Crystalline Silica

Jun 23, 2020· OSHA's silica standard for general industry applies to all occupational exposures to respirable crystalline silica, with the following exceptions. First, the general industry standard does not apply to construction work as defined in 29 C.F.R. § 1910.12(b); occupational exposures to silica in construction are covered under 29 C.F.R. § 1926.1153.

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Safety and Health Topics Respirable Crystalline Silica

OSHA begins enforcement of the Respirable Crystalline Silica standard for general industry and maritime on June 23, 2018, while offering assistance during the first 30 days of enforcement to employers making good faith efforts to meet the new standard's requirements.

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OSHA General Industry Standard (including Silica Safe

OSHA General Industry Standard (including Oil & Gas) On March 24, 2016, OSHA issued a final silica standard for general industry and maritime. The new standard went into effect on June 23, 2016, and OSHA began enforcement on June 23, 2018.

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» Medical Surveillance Change to OSHA’s Silica Standard

Jul 10, 2020· Obligations and enforcement for medical surveillance within the OSHA silica standard changed on June 23, 2020. Employers in general industry and maritime operations must now provide medical surveillance for employees who will be exposed at or above the action level (AL) for 30 or more days a year starting on June 23. The AL for respirable silica is 25 μg/m 3 over an 8-hour period.

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Safety and Health Topics Respirable Crystalline Silica

The standard provides flexible alternatives, which OSHA expects will be especially useful for small employers. Employers can either use the control methods laid out in Table 1 of the construction standard, or they can measure workers' exposure to silica and independently decide which dust controls work best to limit exposures to the PEL in

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OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction

of developing serious silica-related diseases. OSHA’s standard requires employers to take steps to protect workers from exposure to respirable crystalline silica. What is Respirable Crystalline Silica? Crystalline silica is a common mineral that is found in construction materials such as sand, stone,

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Safety and Health Topics Respirable Crystalline Silica

OSHA's role is to help ensure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit osha.gov or call OSHA at 1-800-321-OSHA (6742), TTY 1-877-889-5627.

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» Medical Surveillance Change to OSHA’s Silica Standard

Jul 10, 2020· Obligations and enforcement for medical surveillance within the OSHA silica standard changed on June 23, 2020. Employers in general industry and maritime operations must now provide medical surveillance for employees who will be exposed at or above the action level (AL) for 30 or more days a year starting on June 23. The AL for respirable silica is 25 μg/m 3 over an 8-hour period.

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OSHA silica standard 2019-01-03 ISHN

Jan 03, 2019· Adopted: March 24, 2016. Back story The standards currently in place have been in development by OSHA since the late 1990s and represent the first regulatory update on silica exposure in 45 years. The dangers of occupational exposure to silica have been known since ancient Greece, but gained considerable prominence in the U.S. in the 1930s, when a West Virginia hydroelectric project

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Get Ready for the OSHA Silica Standard for General Industry

Oct 03, 2017· In 2016 OSHA issued the standard 1910.1053 for General Industry in order to protect workers from exposure to respirable silica dust. The silica standard was initially to be enforced on June 23, 2016 but OSHA delayed enforcement to June 23, 2018.. The silica standard applies to all General Industry employers unless:

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